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Barton helps keep Athletics rolling

Apr 29, 2008 - 5:45 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Daric Barton blasted a three-run home run in the third inning Monday as the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 14-2 rout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Jack Hannahan and Emil Brown also homered and Frank Thomas went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Athletics, who have won five of their last six games and taken over sole possession of first place in the American League West Division.

Chad Gaudin (3-1) tossed six effective innings, recording his third straight win in as many starts.

"Chad went out and threw a good game tonight," Athletics manager Bob Geren said. "He just had one bad inning that got his pitch count up, but settled down after that."

Barton snapped a 1-1 tie in the third, sending a 2-1 offering from Angels starter Jon Garland (3-3) over the right-field wall for his first home run of the campaign to give the Athletics a 4-1 edge.

"The scouting report said that he (Garland) uses his changeup early, so I was just looking for a pitch up in the zone and I put a good swing on it," Barton said.

From there, the game was never in doubt.

"It's always good to benefit from the offense putting up big numbers," Gaudin said. "The guys came out swinging and gave me runs to work with."

Hannahan connected on a solo shot in the sixth inning to extend the lead to 6-2, and Brown's two-run homer started an eight-run seventh inning which gave Oakland a commanding 14-2 advantage.

Ryan Sweeney and Rajai Davis both had two-run singles in the frame and Brown picked up a third RBI in the inning when he was walked with the bases loaded.

It was plenty offense for Gaudin, who allowed two runs and five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. The 25-year-old righthander is now 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 16 strikeouts over his last three starts.

"I'm feeling really good right now with the way I'm pitching, and hope I can keep it going," Gaudin said.

Garland was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits with three walks and six strikeouts over six-plus frames.

"It was just one of those games where it seems like everything I threw was hit hard," Garland said. "I have some things that I need to work on before my next start."

Mike Napoli hit a solo home run - his sixth of the season - and Bobby Wilson picked up his first major-league hit in his first at-bat for Los Angeles, which was tagged for 16 hits.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 1 0 3 0 1 1 8 0 0 14 16 1
    LA ANGELS 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, ANDREW BROWN (7TH), DALLAS BRADEN (8TH) AND KURT
    SUZUKI
    LAA - JON GARLAND, CHRIS BOOTCHECK (7TH), DARREN O'DAY
    (7TH), DUSTIN MOSELEY (8TH) AND M

    Apr 29 1:04 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAJAI DAVIS SCORED KURT SUZUKI AND CHRIS
    DENORFIA.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, R DAVIS ON FIRST, E BROWN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 14
    LA ANGELS 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B CROSBY (.269, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Athletics 14, Angels 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 29 12:27 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO EMIL BROWN SCORED RYAN SWEENEY.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, E BROWN ON FIRST, C DENORFIA ON SECOND, K
    SUZUKI ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 12
    LA ANGELS 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: R DAVIS (.429, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Athletics 12, Angels 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 29 12:25 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS DENORFIA SCORED JACK HANNAHAN.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, C DENORFIA ON FIRST, K SUZUKI ON SECOND, R
    SWEENEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 11
    LA ANGELS 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E BROWN (.293, 1-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Athletics 11, Angels 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 29 12:24 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN SWEENEY SCORED RAJAI DAVIS AND BOBBY CROSBY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, R SWEENEY ON FIRST, J HANNAHAN ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 10
    LA ANGELS 2 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: K SUZUKI (.295, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Athletics 10, Angels 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 29 12:17 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY EMIL BROWN (3) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF CHRIS BOOTCHECK SCORED CHRIS DENORFIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 8, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J CUST (.156, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Athletics 8, Angels 2  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 29 12:08 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JACK HANNAHAN (2) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JON GARLAND.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 6, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: R SWEENEY (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics 6, Angels 2  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 28 11:46 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE NAPOLI (6) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF CHAD GAUDIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: E AYBAR (.342, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics 5, Angels 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 28 11:35 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FRANK THOMAS SCORED MARK ELLIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F THOMAS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5
    LA ANGELS 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E BROWN (.289, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics 5, Angels 1  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 28 11:28 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY DARIC BARTON (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JON GARLAND SCORED KURT SUZUKI AND MARK ELLIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4, LA ANGELS 1
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: F THOMAS (.176, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Athletics 4, Angels 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 28 10:52 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROBB QUINLAN SCORED TORII HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R QUINLAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.212, 5 HR, 10 RBI)

    Athletics 1, Angels 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsApr 28 10:42 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 1 1 2 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN
    LAA - JON GARLAND

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.314, 0 HR, 6 RBI)
    G MATTHEWS (.240, 4 HR, 18 RBI)
    V GUERRERO (.293, 3 HR, 14 RBI)

    Athletics 1, Angels 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 28 10:17 PM
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